Union County Historical Society
Shape Note Music Singing
EVERY 2nd THURSDAY, 2011
at the Old Union County Court House in Blairsville
Courtroom of the Court House, 6:30 p.m.
Beginners and Listeners Welcome!
The key phrase is audience participation. Different singing masters, or leaders, will choose a song from one of the shaped-note songbooks and lead the congregation in the singing. The music is like any music except each note has a particular shape, and the music is performed by reading and singing the notes. Those in attendance who cannot read the shaped notes simply listen and enjoy the music.